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The need for expanded exploration of matter-antimatter annihilation for propulsion applicationThe use of matter-antimatter annihilation as a propulsion application for interstellar travel is discussed. The physical basis for the superior energy release in such a system is summarized, and the problems associated with antimatter production, collection and storage are assessed. Advances in devising a workable propulsion system are reported, and the parameters of an antimatter propulsion system are described.
Document ID
19820057875
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Massier, P. F. (California Institute of Technology, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena CA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1982
Publication Information
Publication: vol. 35
Subject Category
ASTRONAUTICS (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS7-100
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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